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Sirena Selena vestida de pena / Sirena Selena Dressed of Sorrow
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Punto De Lectura
Publication date November 1, 2009
Pages 286
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781603968591
ISBN-10 1603968598
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
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Sirena Selena, un adolescente gay que se ha echado a la calle para ganarse la vida, posee un don especial: una voz dulce, cristalina, fresca "como el mismísimo mal de amores sobre la faz de la tierra". Y cuando Martha Divine, una vieja travestí dueña de un bar en Puerto Rico, descubre ese talento sin igual, decide "promocionar" al joven... aunque hay un "pequeño" detalle: en Puerto Rico es ilegal el trabajo de menores. Miss Divine, como manager, decide buscar otros horizontes donde este aspecto legal se menos rígido, y para ello se dirigen a la República Dominicana.Sirena Selena vestida de pena es un excelente relato de un mundo de la sociedad caribeña y una magnífica elaboración de las ambigüedades de la sexualidad, escrito con un lenguaje fascinante y perturbador. Con esta primera novela, Mayra Santos-Febres explora el mundo de los travestis de una manera afortunada y con gran sentido del humor. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Sirena Selena is a gay teenager with a gifted voice. When she leaves home to make her way in the world, she meets bar-owner Martha Divine, an old transvestite who decides to “promote” the young girl. Sirena Selena vestida de pena is a brilliant portrayal of a world within Caribbean society and a superb exposition of the sexual ambiguities of human beings, written in a fascinating and disquieting manner. In this debut novel, Mayra Santos-Febres explores the world of transvestites with a great sense of humor.


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